Did Dustin Johnson hit "the greatest shot ever"?

Alex Myers discuses DJ's near hole-in-one on a 430-yard hole in Hawaii.

Released on 1/9/2018

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So, Dustin Johnson won the first
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PGA Tour event of 2018 by eight shots,
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but it was one of DJ's drives that had everyone talking.
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Johnson hit a 430-yard tee shot
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that stacked four inches short of rare
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hole-in-one on a par four.
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Yep, that's four inches from 430 yards away.
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Ridiculous.
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Sure, he was hitting downhill and downwind
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on number 12 at Kapalua's Plantation Course, but come on.
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I'd be happy to come that close on a 10-foot put.
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What a shot, and what an ad for TaylorMade's
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new M4 driver, which Johnson had just put in his bag.
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TaylorMade's marketing department may as well
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take the rest of the year off
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and just play that highlight on a loop.
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After he wrapped up his 17th PGA Tour title,
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DJ said he only swung 90% on his mammoth drive,
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and he posted this celebratory Instagram
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of his fiancee, Paulina Gretzky.
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Okay, DJ, we get it,
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things are pretty good for you right now,
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but if anyone knows how quickly
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that can change, it's Dustin.
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After all, it was this gifted athlete
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who slipped down some stairs on the eve
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of last year's Masters and had to withdraw.
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Side note, I learned firsthand
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the dangers of wearing socks on wooden steps
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when I did the same thing last week in my basement.
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Not good.
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But unlike DJ, I made it into work the next day.
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Warrior.
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Anyway, Johnson has climbed back to the top
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of the golf world thanks to this drive
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that Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee dubbed,
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The Greatest Shot Ever Hit.
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Considering it wasn't exactly a major championship,
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and Dustin already had a sox-shot lead at the time,
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that's quite the reach,
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but it was an amazing display of talent.
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And if DJ keeps hitting it off the tee like this,
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his main concern for this year's Masters
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is simply finding a one-story rental home in Augusta.
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